An International team in Neymar Jr’s Five Tournament

Selin Baykara

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Neymar Jr’s Five is a global tournament in more than 60 countries. It is sponsored by Redbull and Neymar. The champions of each country play in Brazil and the winning team play with Neymar’s team. Ali Fuat Yalinkaya attended the game with his team. They were the only international team in Dublin, Sandymount. Most of the team’s members were Irish at the tournament.

Mr Yalinkaya said ” Each match lasts 10 minutes and there is no goalkeeper. Each team should have minimum 5, maximum 7 players aged 16 to 25. Only two players in a team can be over 25. I was playing in Griffith College football team and after the end of the season, my Brazilian friends offered me a position in their team and I accepted it. It was my first and probably the last time in the tournament because I am 27 years old. The plays mostly based on football technics. It is a good opportunity for young football lovers. In the end, you will meet with Neymar, every fan’s dream.”

cited @neymarjrsfive.com Ali Fuat Yalinkaya with his team; a Turk, an Uzbek, a Japanese, two Brazilians and a Luxembourgian.

He mentioned that their team was the favourite team in Dublin, Sandymount. They did not lose a game until the quarterfinal. ” The football is also about luck, we made a small mistake and lost the game. It was a surprise for everyone. They were expecting us as a champion team in Dublin, Sandymount. Still, I do not have any regrets. We were there to enjoy the atmosphere and share our passion for football. We met Irish people and they were so supportive. Also, Redbull gave us free drinks and we enjoyed our time with a DJ’s performance. It was unforgettable.”

“I came here 5 months ago from Turkey to learn English. I always play football and join tournaments also when I was in Turkey. It is my hobby and passion. When I heard that my friends were considering to join the tournament, I was so excited. In my opinion, you can know people with playing football. For example, Irish men are strong but they are playing the football as playing rugby. They are tough. On the other hand, supportive and friendly people.”

He said that It is a disappointment for him to lose Brazil vacation and the chance to meet with Neymar. However, he highlights the fact that it is a good opportunity for young fellas. Each team has to pay only 35€ to join the tournament and an opportunity to show their skills to authorities; It is also chance to find a place in a real football team, worth trying.

Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 had been played in three different location in Dublin; Sandymount, Ringsend and Cooloak and Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny. The tournament’s followers are waiting to learn the champion of 2018 Neymar Jr’s Five World Cup on 21 July 2018.

For further information visit https://www.neymarjrsfive.com/en/IE

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